Community

What do you think?

Pre-pandemic, more buses rolled through Seattle’s Third Avenue than any other street in North America. The busy transit corridor has deteriorated greatly during the pandemic. There has been a spike in violence dramatic enough to shut down the Third and Pike bus stop. The city recently launched “Operation New Day” to crack down on crime and boost public safety. Can the mayor’s plan restore vibrancy to downtown? What do you think?

(Please note that this information has been compiled from Seattle Channel sources.)

Inspiration · Nature

Etching — what an art form!

An etching by Sheryl Steiger Young.

I came across this beautiful etching today. The artist is named Sheryl Steiger Young. The detail is amazing. “Fine line drawing and attention to minute detail characterize Young’s artwork.” Her animal etchings will be on display at a gallery in Vermont during the month of May. “The nature and animal studies are the root of her work, expressing all the perfection and beauty one could possibly be privileged to enjoy in the world.” I have done a few etchings myself, but nothing this intricate.

Mixed Media

Felted Spring

Felted Spring

by Jessica Peterson

I was sent a needle felting art kit last Spring quarter for the Bunny in the top right corner and I had never needle felted before but because of this art kit I have fallen in love with the needle felting art form and wanted to share a few of the projects I’ve done since my bunny. Thank you Path with Art for inspiring me and teaching me new skills and creative outlets.

Poetry

Hummingbird Tongues

by Neysa Peterson
March 9, 2022

Beating wings thrum
Hummingbird tongue
Slender needle
Sipping nectar

Simply nourishing
Watching with wonder
Senses soothed
Spirit renewed

Image clings
When disquiet rings
Solace sought again
Where do I begin

With beating wings
Nourishing
Watching with wonder  
Hummingbird tongues

Community

Surviving violence

You have to understand something about surviving violence. It is always with you. It is something you will never get over. And just as you are never going to get over it you incorporate the experience into the fabric of your life. It becomes a part of you.”

This resonated with me. Trauma has always been difficult for me to explain to people, particularly when the perpetrators are family, what society calls loved ones.